Hello Everyone, I am new to this BB.
A little about me before I ask some questions; I am 29, soon to be 30 (Yuck....) I have been an electrical engineer for about 3 years and was an electrical engineering technician for about 8 years before that. I have always been interested in medicine, but I did not follow my initial instinct to enter this field when I finished High school. I had the false idea that people would think I was "gay" if I entered the medical field,why was I so immature?. So, after my sixth lay off in the electronics field and a few months of serious soul searching I decided to follow my true passion, medicine! I have been getting quite a bit of 'flack' about the plan for my ultimate goal, to become an emergency medicine physician. I am working toward this goal in three stages. First I am currently attending a CNA course after which I hope to find a position in a trauma center. I am already signed up to start my BSRN course next summer (2003) after which I also hope to work in a trauma center. I plan on working as a RN for quite a few years though. This is for many reasons. First, I have to pay off all of my student loans! Then I have to save enough money to live on for the four years of medical school. But also I want the experience in the emergency field before I go to medical school. Does this plan sound odd to anyone?
Ok, if you are still awake I have a few more questions for all you emergency medicine RNs. First, is there a special certification or license to work as a RN in the trauma center or ER? Second, where can I get more information about being a RN in the emergency field? Thank you for your time, sincerely BRRobin aka Danuttmahn